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  • @dmcmaster

    Don't own a Wii U and pretty glad that I didn't bite back when I was a starving student because 99% of the lineup is on Switch now. I'm convinced they'll port Metroid Prime trilogy to Switch sometime soon in preparation for Metroid Prime 4. If the story contunity matters, I don't think Nintendo is crazy enough to expect people to buy a GameCube then spend $99+ on getting a used copy of Metroid Prime just to catch up on the plot, but then again, it's Nintendo.

  • @el-shmiablo As a Geno fan, I'm looking forward to the polar opposite.

  • Wreckfest and Dirt 5 coming to Gamepass this month.

  • @phbz Two brilliant racing games.

  • @dipset I think you're overestimating the importance of the plot in Metroid. There's some level of continuity and cool references, but you can absolutely jump into any game without having played the others and enjoy it. The Last of Us it is not.

    Metroid Prime 4 will surely feature one or two returning characters and stuff, but I fully expect it to be more of a reboot than anything.

    That being said, the original Prime trilogy is amazing so you should play it anyway! And what's this talk about skipping 3? I loved it just as much, if not more than 2. I guess some people like it less because it doesn't follow the classic "isolated on one single planet" formula and has you jumping between multiple worlds instead, but it's still an awesome game.

    One last thing, the Wii Remote controls are a huuuuge improvement on the classic controller, free aiming is much more enjoyable and immersive, I would never go back to the GameCube version for that reason. So if they do port the trilogy to the Switch, they better make sure you can play that way with detached Joycons. I'd recommend waiting for that to show up, don't get the GC versions.

  • @e_zed_eh_intern I actually feel we're more likely to see a new 2D Metroid rather than Metroid Prime 4, but I wouldn't complain!

  • @axel

    IDK I've heard a lot of talk about Metroid Prime 3 being mediocre and Samus getting sexed up for no reason. Also apparently the plot gets confusing?

    I still think Nintendo will port over all three to Switch regardless of plot importance. I'd love that.

  • @dipset For what it's worth ;)


    There's always going to be nitpicky fans and it may not have the "purity" of the first game, but it's still a very, very good time.

    It would make perfect sense for Nintendo to release the trilogy in HD with added bells and whistles, so... they very well might not do it, but let's keep hoping!

  • @dipset Metroid Prime 3 is Mediocre compared to Prime 1 & 2.

    still a fantastic game though.

  • @Axel @Yoshi

    Okay so upon further research I’ve a) never even heard of Metroid Prime 3, and b) was thinking of a game called “Metroid: Other M”

    So that’s the one I heard was bad.

  • @dipset Metroid Other M was a good game. it's just a bad Metroid Game

  • @dipset Ahh ok makes a lot more sense now haha. Yup Other M is pretty universally reviled, particularly for its plot and characterization of Samus indeed. You can absolutely skip that one.

    I still had fun with it because I played it years after the fact with zero expectation, but it's not what anyone wants out of Metroid.

  • @axel
    At the very least I'd say give Other M like 20 minutes, still kinda surprised Team Ninja made a competent 3D action game with NES controls.

  • Banned

    @dipset in Metroid Other M, Samus has to ask a man permission each time she wants to use a new upgrade.
    She also has a complete mental break when she sees Ridley.. after canonically having pushed his shit in at least three times already.

  • @el-shmiablo I have great difficulty putting into words how mad the sexualization of Samus makes me. Zero Suit Samus is my most hated Nintendo property. And I'm generally ok with sexualization in media but when you spend 3 games building up this badass hero who's gender is basically irrelevant (yes I know, the bathing suits - that's why I said "basically") and then shit all over that with a stupid blue spandex jumpsuit so you can see her long blonde hair, beauty mark and boobies, you're just setting your franchise and your company back. They could have brought Samus into the 21st century by eliminating the bathing suits but, instead, they made everybody forget about them by doing something infinitely more egregious. And now even her god damn power suit Amiibo is walking like it's on a fucking runway. God I hope they take off nothing but her helmet in Prime 4 and she has a shaved head and/or massive battle scar on her face. But they won't. They'll bring in the DOA team to do her physics. End of rant.

  • Now I really want to play Other M.

  • @phbz It's actually a really fun game. Completely unlike Metroid in so many ways but still really fun.

  • She really rocks that Zero Suit for sure. :DDD

    Here's a funny one:

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  • @e_zed_eh_intern

    I only have investment in Metroid through Super Metroid so I’m not necessarily super into the series or anything but I totally back you up on this one.

    I was kinda unaware of the bikini thing and the overt sexualization in ‘Other M’ and the Amibo’s until very recently and I have to say that it should absolutely be expunged in 2021 and beyond.

    On the other end of the spectrum, I’ve read many females and writers speak to how women in media are normally in a binary between bald badass with a scar, or a hypersexualized character. So I don’t even know what the solution is, but not having Samus running around naked would be a good start.


    Doesn’t surprise me, just learned Team Ninja made DOA Beach Volleyball.

  • Saudi Arabia Acquires $3.3 Billion Stake In EA, Take-Two, Activision Blizzard

    Things illegal in Saudi Arabia

    • Female athletes
    • Females driving cars
    • Gambling

    Things EA makes video games about

    • Female footballers
    • Female MMA fighters
    • Female drivers
    • Lootboxes


    Small stake all things considered, but ironic. Kinda tired of big corp doing business with the Saudi crown. WWE debacle was ridiculous and a massive step backwards for women's wrestling. Also not to mention the Crown told the airport to hold the talent hostage over a payment dispute with the company. Because that's how normal people do business. In the same year that Formula 1 announces Formula W to foster female talent in motorsport, they also announce a new race in Saudi Arabia funded by the Crown.

    I just don't like supporting stuff like that. But it is a pretty small stake obviously.